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CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 10:00am EDT
environment. maybe maybe not. right now we got momentum. boy the way both cook, two of washington premier political pundits just upgraded us. they acknowledged that we have some momentum. they are saying it may be between zero seats and ten seats, but they acknowledged that we have more races in play. how do you define victory forc yourself this cycle will it be if you win ten seats or will it be if you retake the chamber? >> i define victory by simply winning. and my job as chairman of the dccc to win as many as we can in the environment we are competing in. will not get involved in. it is it single digits, is it majority? my job is to just put as many in play as we can. exploit our opponent's weaknesses, cap capitalize on the strength. i tell you, we're in a heck of a lot better position now, 30 days out, than we were a year and a half ago when we began this campaign. >> congressman, we have presidential debate this week. i think a lot of analysts thought that governor romney had a strong performance. how do you think president obama's performance is going affect turnout for democrats?
FOX Business
Oct 3, 2012 4:00pm EDT
, there is nothing positive, the environment, like the stock market, you have an environment that is positive. it goes up. so much is based on psychology. the environment in the business world is not positive. the environment that comes out of washington is all negative. and, i can't say we make decisions based upon tax codes. in our business, we're in a business of opportunity. i say we have three under construction because this environment creates opportunities. if you have some cash. landlords are willing to take a lesser rent if you will. employment is available because people aren't working. there are, out of the nonworking a bunch of that really do want to work and kacht find jobs. i can't say everybody that doesn't work wants to work. those opportunities present themselves we move forward. >> president will say he has cut taxes for small businesses. i what do you say to that? >> absolutely not. he can say whatever he wants to say. it is all very, patronizing the electorate. lauren: yeah. >> unfortunately this election on both sides very honestly there is a lot of credibility gaps. i wo
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. instead of being in a neutral environment, we were up 1, 2 and 3. and then when todd aitken express' those horrific fox -- expressed those for fifth thoughts about rape, it raised it even more. and then independent voters in particular were reminded how extreme these people are and that these people have priorities that would in fact and in medicare in order to fund tax cuts for millionaires. the more republican ideas art articulated, the better we do in the polls. if the generics keep spreading, five or six or more, then we win back the house. there is a direct correlation between the generic pooling and our ability to win back the house. right now, it is going in the right direction. >> the emerging strategy seems to be attacking republicans -- attaching republicans to the department. you mentioned the reports on the house races. david wasserman pointed out that just 19 of the almost 90 members of the freshman class, the republican freshman class, actually joined the tea party caucus when they joined congress. and only two of those members are action considered amongst the metropole " --
CSPAN
Oct 6, 2012 11:50pm EDT
do you reconcile that with your voting record? >> i have a very strong record on the environment in the united states senate. [laughter] i have a record where i voted for the superfund legislation. ayei have a record or i voted against my president on the override of the clean water act. i have voted for the major pieces of environmental legislation that have come down and have been voted on in the united states senate. this administration -- and i support this administration in its environmental effort -- has moved into the area for the first time to deal with the ozone problem. we now have an international treaty that is commonly referred to as the montreal treaty. for the first time, we're talking about the impact of co2 on the ozone layer. that is progress on the environment. we are committed to the environment. i take my children hiking and fishing, walking in the woods, the wilderness. believe me, we have a commitment to preserving the environment. you cannot help but think of the environmental policy of the governor of massachusetts. he talks about being an environmentalis
NBC
Oct 8, 2012 5:30pm PDT
are harmless, in fact, many are good for us. >> if you're in an environment where it is too clean you could get the next infection that comes along. >> give me a deep breath. >> reporter: the doctor says our super clean life-style could be partly to blame for the rise in the number of people with allergies and asthma. >> i view the immune system as an army, and if it doesn't have anything to fight, in many cases it will fight allergens. >> dogs, cats, trees. >> reporter: she has allergies, as well as three of her friends at school. >> we can't be like a normal kid. >> reporter: recent studies give new weight to the decades-old theory that some germs help our systems, between the harmful and harmless irritants. these findings of this population shows that kids raised on cow farms had reduced risk of allergies. the findings follow a previous study in europe >> there is a link between the farming community having less of a link between the allergies, and the kids having less of them as they grow up. >> reporter: the experts say the alcohol-based sanitizers do have a place in our lives. in hospital
CSPAN
Oct 8, 2012 10:00am EDT
, i learned on the campaign trail. there's always a winner and loser. the political environment just like the business world, is highly competitive. with every campaign season there's always a new crop of start-ups. innovation incubators. and so, i guess the campaign is a little bit of an entrepreneurial showcase. i think a lot of us think we see these ads and i guess keeping the campaign is disliked a big marketing machine that spits out the ads we see on tv and the candidates are sending mail to us an e-mail to our in box and the phone calls and so forth. but if you peel back the curtain, you might find something. a something difference you find a very complex, highly detailed operation. there's a million things happening at once. there are things happening around the candidates, there are things happening around the headquarters operations, things happening in field offices. everything from where a candidate will stay, who will stand with the candidates, what site he should choose for that and how many people should come to the event and right down to the helium in the balloons an
FOX Business
Oct 8, 2012 1:00pm EDT
, a few pennies better. that is $100 a year. operating earnings from the s&p in an environment where the long-term u.s. government reference riskless rate is under 2%. that is a bargain. melissa: i was interested to see the latest trading volumes. you are talking about the average investor walking away. in august, it was down 37%. that is year over year. that is compared to last august. when we see that the markets are up 9% for the year, i wonder if the individual investor is walking away from returns? >> i think so, melissa. the investing class is still undergoing dramatic shock and recovery from it. that is why all of these bond flows continue to go into funds and those fund managers have to go by treasuries at 1.6-1.7 because they have to do something to put it to work. if you believe that interest rates are going to be low for a number of years, and i do, i believe bernanke will do what he says, then stock prices are headed higher. maybe much higher. lori: isn't it a problem then that the fed is manipulating the stock market? therefore, do you have to be a little bit cautious th
FOX Business
Oct 1, 2012 8:00pm EDT
of sights. this show their homes are no longer imploding. is that enough for this environment where we expect so little to help the president is that enough? >> that is correct. sandra is right, next 30 to 45 days are critical. you have average 401(k) balance about 107,000, and s&p 500 un14% plus year-to-date. if you see those gains evaporate, if they go away because of poor macro headlines and higher oil prices that would be the game changer for voters. they don't want to see their brokerage statement and see these numbers start melting away if that is the case that probably both start to change using their wallets, election day. neil: when you look at the data and the market, if the market is 04 licking mechanism in the market, it can be all over the map. it has been the president's trend, an october surprise or cause pause? in other words, there would just but barring that. president dodges a financial bullet. >> one could argue that the stock market is -- has been artificially propped up by the fed's money printing measures. when the market looks today they look at earnings, we're
FOX News
Oct 8, 2012 6:00pm PDT
, entertainment, and politics. literally now you have a global environment where people have access to campaign websites and an environment where campaigns are literally spitting out email solicitations and using social media to solicit campaign donations from people around the world. the question becomes in that kind of environment, do these campaigns actually have security on the back end to make sure that these donations are not taken -- >> sean: the obama campaign has a campaign store. on the campaign store they use a standard security tool, but on the obama campaign donation website they do not have the standard security code. explain that. >> you've heard of voter fraud? this is donor fraud. they have a massive apparatus that goes from social media to digit mining to fundraising. what they've done, they've got every tool available, standard tools they could use to check if you want to buy a mug, but what they do is drive you right to their website, everybody to their donate page, and they have no security at all. they use security in such a limited with a that -- >> sean: what do we know
PBS
Oct 3, 2012 12:00am PDT
. we realize politicians don't create job but at least enhancing the environment that can create jobs. >> brown: do you think there's much enthusiasm? >> as a conservative i am much more enthusiastic about mitt romney than i was john mccain. i thought john mccain was just an extension of george bush. we had had enough of that. >> brown: but polls show enthusiasm remains a question mark here for mitt romney and for the president. he also has to worry about criticism from his left. people like duke economics professor william garretty who cites the almost one in five blacks out of work here and says the president simply hasn't done enough to help. >> that's pretty staggering actually. i mean, we're approaching the kinds of unemployment rates that existed in the united states at the height of the great depression. in the african-american community in north carolina. >> brown: he has decided to sit out the presidential vote >> i'm going to vote for the other offices on the ballot but i'm just not going to cast a vote for the presidency >> brown: you're not? no brown: you feel okay i feel
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2012 12:00pm EDT
compromise with the enemy. it is not going to happen. it is a terrible environment for the big deal that needs to get done. so acknowledge the reality. let's do the deal in 2013 but let's not cause a recession. basically just extend current policy to the extent policy and hope we get 2013 intact. that is my goal. >> doug, let me throw out a theory to get your reaction. the theory is this. that as long as the discussion about tax reform is an ongoing argument about the bush tax cuts -- >> i'm so tired of the bush tax cuts i can barely stand it. >> i think most people would agree. >> they have been talked about for 10 years? can we talk about something else? >> that is exactly the point. as long as you have extended the bush tax cuts, as donald said, only half of this is about the bush tax cuts. >> right. >> but in the public discussion it is the bush tax cuts. so as long as you extend them, can you get out of that debate? conversely if you let them all go. >>, does that change the framing of this we're no longer talking about the bush tax cuts, we're just talking about the tax code a
CSPAN
Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. when a 6-year-old says it's not fair, what do we say? life is not fair. .. when -- an environment you feel it and you feel that it's unfair. you also have the skills. you have the communication skills. you have the organizing skill, so you the dedication, the organization that it takes to actually make a difference. and i think if we're going see our way out of the largest economy of challenge of our economy -- how do we take care of sick. and the poor? and how do we stop climate change? for us, west to the hypothetical. it's not academic. and the consequences are not insignificant to us because what happens fifty years from now we'll be affected. we'll still -- i plan to be around still, fifty around. i plan to be in office, i hope. i'll be in my 13th term. we have to take that energy and that creativity and that authority and inject it in to our government. at the moment, government is being run by grown-ups over all the world. are too often not getting the job done. bringing in the here just with all of you. not in office, i want to talk a little bit more about the voter, especiall
CNBC
Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm EDT
a regulatory environment that is more in line with what i think the 2012 market should be. we have over regulated in that sense and the value of the us dollar under romney will get stronger. >> karen? >> i agree with what he is saying. there is the perception of economic growth and if that is the case and less regulation, i think you are see the industrials get better. >> i think if we can get back to 2007 and 8: 20 2007 and 2008 levels, it will be better. >> how often do you get a candidate that calls out a sector like that? >> it is not just the president and regulations that have hurt coal stocks? >> that has hurt it as much as the president holding things back. but obviously romney calling this out is why stocks were up 6 to 7%. the question i have is up to what day do you decide to pull the trigger and say romney is going to win and i'm going to put my money where my mouth is. >> i like them whether obama wins or whether romney wins. >> i'm already positioned better. return to normalized earning is more. >> let's go to the options desk xgt where do you stand? >> i agree that i thin
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 8:00pm EDT
, by getting a much more sensible regulatory environment and, yes, repealing obamacare. these are the burdens that we've got to remove. >> moderator: now time for our closing statements, and by the order of the coin toss, congressman cantor goes first. cantor: you know, i think what you've seen tonight is certainly a robust discussion, and, um, a debate though, frankly, that has been peppered, unfortunately, with what is wrong with politics today. and that is just a rash of personal attacks, indirect attacks on my family, and as we saw repetitive disregard for honesty and truth. and the thing is, none of these negative attacks do anything to create a job, do anything to educate a child or do anything to bring down the deficit. but attempts at attacks and character assassination the way that mr. powell's been about tonight, frankly, make it a lot harder to solve problems, to compromise, to sit down and actually get something done. but i think that, mr. powell, you underestimate the decency of the voters of the seventh district, and i've had the privilege of representing this district for almos
FOX Business
Oct 5, 2012 3:00pm EDT
can be. liz: how do you deal with the low interest-rate environment or refinancing loans and losing a couple basis points on every loan? >> it is true this extended low-interest rate environment is not favorable to bank earnings. liz: ben bernanke ordeal with it? >> i can also understand his position that stimulus hit the economy. it is good for bar worse to have low interest rates and now we have lower rates from short to long it is easier to borrow or give people reasons to borrow so last time we checked we made money when people borrow loans. it is good for us but it does shrink the spread on our loans. that is why you have to be cost-effective, acquiring good clients and looking at how to generate more business. liz: they expects fourth quarter loan growth? >> as we have talked about it we continue to see among our commercial clients that they continue to borrow and acquiring competitors and investing in business and doing things commensurate with an industry that returned to profitability. they are not hiring which is part of why we talk with ben bernanke about q e 3 and the th
CBS
Oct 5, 2012 5:30pm PDT
-growth environment. >> reporter: michelle meyer is senior u.s. economist for bank of america. 100,000 plus jobs is healthy but not impressive. ut and think about what we've come off of, the deepest postwar recession and we're adding about 100,000 or so jobs a month. it's not sufficient. >> reporter: much of the drop in the unemployment rate is due to the growth in part-time jobs. ve i didn't even get responses to my resumes. >> reporter: 56-year-old amy crawford was forced to take a minimum wage job in a chicago restaurant. when she couldn't find full time work as a home designer. >> i'm almost at a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. i'm not confident in the economy. >> reporter: 40% of the enemployed have been out of work six months or more. that number did not drop last dnth. ded chairman ben bernanke said this week his concern is that t iwth just isn't fast enough to put people back to work. >> pelley: anthony, you 5entioned that about 150,000 ngbs are being created each atnth lately. fhat kind of difference does that make to the 12 million people who are still unemployed? r> not muc
PBS
Oct 8, 2012 4:30pm PDT
know what the economic environment is here in the states and globally. so you just cannot have high expectations. and if you have a good surprise, let's say overall earnings rather than the 2.4% let's say earnings are up, 2 to 5%, you know s that really a big surprise? i'm not really sure it is. because you are still pretty close to 0. and nobody is expecting the economy to really accelerate over the course of the next couple of quarters. >> susie: all right so, what is going to be driving investment strategy over the coming weeks and months? is it going to be the earnings or is it going to be more of the big economic picture and the elections? >> how does this play out in the markets. >> well, i am a top down guy. so i want to know what the global economy is doing. i want to know what the u.s. economy is doing. in my mind, we're going to be in this modest growth, modest inflation environment for a while. i mean at least through 2013. but i think it is going to be positive. i think the types of sectors that we're looking at are the ones that are really going it to be sensitive to a
ABC
Oct 9, 2012 5:00am EDT
and asthma than their who live in more spotless environments. if you keep your environment clean, your immune system becomes more sensitized to any -- irritant. >> 3-week-old kitten went for a wild ride and is about to get a w home/ >> you could hear it in the engine. driver of the bmw pulled over after the heard the sound from under millwood. hour forbout an to finally free it from the engine. rescuers say it could've been injured if it had fallen from caught in anyt parts. >> we were kind of worried it get hung up in the fan or get trapped under the motor, that would get cut. >> that did not happen, luckily. kitten is doing fine this morning. theiend of one of bmw.ighters plans to adopt >> the curiosity rover has made its first scoop of the surface of mars. brightetected a object on the ground. be a part of the rover, but they will not scoop any more out what itigure is. already sent back barack which suggests a fast-moving stream flowed. >> how about this austrian daredevils, a few hours away from an attempt to jump into the history books? felix will be dropped from 23 above the earth. lea
FOX
Oct 8, 2012 11:00pm EDT
a really tough environment at busch stadium and split the series. now it's back home where they have home field advantage. >> with such a short series like we've all talked about you'll have to win games on the road anyway. for to us come here and split in a tough environment against a tough team, now we go home and if we hold home field advantage, we go to the next round. >> i think going 1-1 here is huge, coming here, winning one game, going back home the next three will be great for us and playing at home is always great. >> like i said, you work all season to get home field advantage and we got it going home with the series tied. we get a chance to play in front of our fans and go back home and it's what it's all. about we did our job while we were here, split the series. we'll head home. >> reporter: the nats now hope their pitching staff can get it together quickly. edwin jackson is on the hill for game three and has some postseason experience, pitched in four games for the cardinals ironically last season. they turned off the lights. i'm thinking they want to us get the heck out
FOX Business
Oct 5, 2012 9:20am EDT
-like employment environment. stuart: okay. wait a minute. >> we're not going down to 5% unemployment. we're just, we're a plow horse for a-- >> okay, they are not cooking the books, that's what you're saying. >> i don't believe they are. i'm not-- >> look, this economy is not great. anybody who says it's great. the problem i've had is that lots of republicans have tried to spin it as so bad if we get a mediocre number it looks better than it is and i think that's why so many people are freaking out this morning, 7.8 is way too high. we have to have 5% unemployment. stuart: brian wesbury, go home to the boys. give them our best. >> all right. stuart: and i didn't give them you a hard time. you tell those lads i did not give him a hard time. >> it was awesome, stu, thank you. stuart: awesome. i've gotten seconds, i do want to know, brian, are you still there. >> all right, all right. stuart: hold on a second, hold on a second. >> i never do that, now that, hold on a second say that. i've gotten seconds. tell me, didn't you raise the odds of going into a recession from 10% to 25% next year, real fa
CSPAN
Oct 4, 2012 11:00pm EDT
and my environment and to me the value of the local and about the city and i am partial to the urban environment. i love it and that is why a study of. i went to public schools my whole life and it was from the teacher who said hey you might like doing this and spent time after school and they introduce me to an excellent opportunity or someone who sat after school with me and went through different topic source said i didn't understand it might debate coach in high school not being paid to spend but spent an extra six hours per week coaching. these are all things that i found made the character of my life and they all happened not by way of some sort of large institutions not by way of -- that was my local experience and what i found in a very homely city and you hear the characterization of cities or urban environments as you get lost and this has not been my experience and this is not what the local represents of returning to what i find to be the salient theme is that cities and local politics and local institutions are really fit on the greatest opportunity. you can truly access
CNBC
Oct 2, 2012 3:00pm EDT
of cisco, having the experience that you've had at yahoo! tell me how you see the environment changes and where specifically you would expect growth to happen in technology in the next five years. >> well, i think technology in general -- probably the biggest challenge is not so much the social interactions but everybody's talking so much about data. data is very, very hard to mine correctly. so i think you're going to see a push back towards a lot of enterprise apps that really figure out how it get information to the companies so they can actually be more personalized for the user, but easy to say, a lot to do. >> and really quick, on what you're seeing out there, how tough is europe right now for technology? what are you seeing in terms of the global slow down? >> well, europe continues to baffle us in general in technology. it looks like it's getting softer, not stronger. you know, companies that diversified over the past 20 years do make sure they had good portfolios in all the regions, you know, are taking a hit now with europe. i think it's broad based, so it shouldn't be a kno
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 1:25am EDT
at the international trading environment and worry about that. this is the answer to your question. a world and which the united states is strong but all of the institutions is eroding is not a world of 2011. the united states has an interest in trying its best to shore up institutions. >> this is great. >> get set to run it, john. >> a couple of quick points. my thesis is not the institutions are independent. they are instruments of power. they are used to signal limits on power. power is never divorce from institution. a venture that regard, i idea that the united states has been so brilliant for half a century or longer because, it has allowed it to make the power more durable and expensive but also making it more delimited and less based on arbitrary use of power and the most traditional sense. there are a vehemence of republican allow for the state to be more influential by allowing it to signal its own strength. a couple of more point about this. my underlying argument is that we are shifting from one organized around trilateral world, the u.s. rip germany, japan, the kind of trilateral system.
CNBC
Oct 3, 2012 1:00pm EDT
with the fact that we're in, to put it lightly, a highly unusual climate and environment right now with long-term interest rates being held at 0% for quite some time. >> well, one of the ironies and one of the sad elements of glad path and target date strategies today is they are pushing people more and more heavily into bond at a time when bond yields with more negative. you're not making money, you're losing money by investing more and more in bonds. so we wind up becoming enablers of bad behavior in washington and supporters of that bad behavior by buying more and more of the bond when yields are negative. >> bob, have you a wonderful reputation and a great record built around the idea that you turn conventional wisdom inside out, whether it's fundamental indexing or this assault on the conventional thinking in target date funds. but i wonder what the real risk to the fund business is if these target date funds -- which certainly imply that you're going to have a set amount of money on a certain date. what if they don't work out and what should the assumptions be if i'm an investor on wha
CNN
Oct 6, 2012 7:00am PDT
sleep. ideally, with your light sleep aspect, you want to have a dark environment. dark environment releases the hormone melatonin, which is your sleep hormone. >> that you put over your eyes. >> when it's light out, your body inhibits the release of melatonin. in a quiet environment, you want to make sure that off quiet environment because that interrupts your sleep cycles, too. >> maybe some ear plugs or white noise. >> ear plugs, or white noise. but when you sleep with the tv on, set the alarm so 20 minutes later it turns off. >> an alarm clock, you say? >> ideally you wake up without an alarm clock. if you need it, use it initially. you want good pillow so that you have the proper biomechanics. >> that's a great looking april low. pretty comfortable? >> tempurpedic. >> napping is okay, but don't throw off your sleep schedule. >> get a schedule, high qualltism it's not about doing more, it's about the highest quality sleep possible. >> and take some vacation time. sleep a lot. mark, thank you. nice to see you. >>> from slum to opera singer, a member of mitt romney's much maligned
CSPAN
Oct 8, 2012 2:00am EDT
regulatory environment, as bank took a look at his business plan and said here is your problem -- you are asset rich and cash poor. he said i know that, if i had the cash it would not be here for a loan. he would have to over collateralize a loan by 150% under the current regulatory environment. i want him to be able to grow his business. it's a classic example of regulation killing jobs. we need to make sure we have the proper amount of legislation but not overregulation. my commercials talk about reducing spending, and powering our work force for training for jobs available and developing a comprehensive energy policy to put our people back to work, energy independence to protect our environment. >> 30 seconds to rebut. >> you have been running some of the most deceitful attack at the state has ever seen. don't try to pretend that has not been what's happening in that race. when your campaign was asked why you don't start talking about the issues, your campaign manager said it would be a senseless exercise. that's right. for linda mcmahon talking at the issues of be a senseless exer
FOX Business
Oct 8, 2012 11:00am EDT
environment. i don't think it's a sure thing we're going to have a continued recovery, but i think the chances are that we will keep going. connell: martin, thank you again for always coming on us with. dr. martin bailey with us from d.c. thank you, sir. >> thank you. dagen: california gasoline prices hitting another new record high for the state today. $4.66 a gallon. that is up 86 cents from one year ago. and california's governor jerry brown taking emergency action as the state's prices have become -- well, they are the highest in the nation. connell: they certainly are. we go right now with fox news correspondent adam housely in l.a. with the latest. >> dagen and connell, you mentioned 4.66 a gallon or so, you would be hard-pressed to find that price in much of los angeles. in fact right here behind me you can see this gas station 4.99 for regular, 5.19 for premium. just down the street, the gas there is 5.39 for regular unleaded. across los angeles, in fact, i drove down the state yesterday from northern california to southern california, no matter where you drive, you're finding gas pric
FOX News
Oct 7, 2012 12:30pm PDT
are about to obsess about the purity of nation. >> the purity ideal around the environment. >> john: a writer says lots of researcher the subconscious matters more than facts. >> he carries photos of candidates from dozens of gubernatorial elections. he showed them to people briefly pick who looks more competent. then he made a bold prediction and he predicted the election and 77% of the time more competent looking person won the election. they were people using their gut instinct. >> john: candidates with more angular faces are seeing seen as more confident. >> people make instantaneous decisions based on looks? >> looks, voice and posture. >> john: barack obama fits the stereotype of a confident person. mitt romney and obama appear about equal. they worry about people who stand behind the candidate at this obama rally they were seated behind the podium when a staffer came on stage and got some white people to move out. >> if you look for candidate for president, half will be men and half will be women. >> john: in this case the case will see some minorities behind obama. they'll b
KCSMMHZ
Oct 2, 2012 2:30pm PDT
to the environment. carbos products rely heavily on fossil fuels. one researcher says the new project is a step up in scale. >> normally we are in our labs doing in test tube size scales. occasionally, we might use a 100 leader reactor. this time, the goal is to go big, tons, a cubic meters. >> the pilot plant is just one of many looking to shake up the industry. the bio economy association consists of 80 industry leaders. they players -- big players like chemical producers, to them, the association is an investment in the future. >> the future of the industry is green. everyone talks about sustainability. we walk the walk and frankly we have no other choice. the oil wells will not float forever. >> oil refineries still loom larger, but the winds are changing. >> not to an update from somalia where african union and somali troops have consolidated their grip on a city there. >> the southern port was the last urban stronghold of the islamist militia which made what it called a tactical retreat over the weekend. the al qaeda-linked militants were driven out of the capital last year and continue to c
CBS
Oct 8, 2012 4:00am PDT
environment. do you think you are ready for that? >> i know i'm ready for that because i've been trained the last five years. >> reporter: baumgartner, a 43-year-old austrian and elite sky diver will rise before daybreak and be lifted by a helium balloon. the assent will take three hours. temperatures will fall as low as minus 70 degrees. once he jumps, baumgartner wearing a pressurized suit will be in free fall for five minutes. his top speed could hit 700 miles per hour. he'll become the first human in free fall to break the speed of sound. >> nobody can tell me what happens to the human body in free fall when you fly super sonic speed. >> reporter: joe kittinger has held the skydiving record since 1960 when the air force captain jumped from 19 miles up. kittinger now 84 is helping to train baumgartner to break his record. >> we have better suits and better equipment but the danger is still there. hasn't changed a bit. >> reporter: nasa and the u.s. air force will monitor baumgartner's jump to learn about high altitude limits on the human body. are you understandably nervous about that
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